“Fixing the Brain is Not the New World for Psychiatry”

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Writing on his critical psychiatry blog, Duncan Double critiques Joe Herbert’s piece on “Why can’t we treat mental illness by fixing the brain?” in Aeon. While Herbert admits that there is a “mysterious and seemingly unfathomable gap” between psychology and neuroscience, which “bedevils not only psychiatry, but all attempts to understand the meaning of humanity,” he goes on to speculate that someday psychiatrists will be able to relate symptoms to brain activity.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I think the public money should go on Research into sucessful Recovery outside of “Psychiatry” because (as far as i know) this is the only Recovery there is.

    “Psychiatric” Neuro Scientific Research reminds me a bit of students writing clever essays.